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Family Like Care Manager

Job Summary: Reporting to the Programme Director, the Family Like Care Manager will be responsible and accountable for the overall development of children and youths and promoting the child centred approach across the FLC programme. He/she will coordinate all Family Like Care programme activities Will guide the FLC Programme Units and staff in a strategic way in accordance with the SOS Children’s Villages policies, values, standards and practices and the relevant laws of the country. Will follow his / her vocation and carry out the job within special working conditions and assure the quality of child care within the framework of the SOS Child care model. The rights and concerns of children will be at the centre of his / her work and he/ she will be a guardian to each SOS child / youth and will take an active part in their growth and development. He/she will ensure the implementation of the organisation’s policies and guidelines, effective planning, evaluation, reporting and financial management.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Development of the SOS Families and other Forms of Family Like Care

  • Leads the overall development of children and youth and ensures their individual needs and rights are identified, respected, protected and addressed.
  • Implements Family Like Care programmes in accordance with SOS’s policies, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Presides over the Child Protection, Admissions, Education Committees and follows up implementation of agreed actions.
  • Works closely with SOS Mother Representative / Coordinator and Youth Care Co- Workers.
  • Regularly sensitizes staff on the SOS philosophy, principles, history, vision, mission and values.
  • Acts as Guardian to the Children and Youth in the Family Like Care Programmes.
  • Spends quality time with individual children, families and youth.
  • Guides SOS mothers and Youth Care Co Workers on family activities to benefit the children and youth.

Responsible for Children and Youth Development

  • Reviews all child and youth development plans, at least once a year, to keep up to date with the developmental needs of each individual.
  • Monitors and reviews each child’s progress to ensure that their educational needs and abilities are addressed.
  • Works in cooperation with pedagogical staff to plan educational programs geared to the individual needs of each child and conducts regular reviews of such programs.
  • Visits schools attended by SOS family children and youth (including SOS schools and kindergartens), seeking feedback on their school performance and progress from school managers.
  • Creates a stimulating learning environment in conjunction with the Education Programme Officer and Youth Care Co-Workers to promote education and encourage academic excellence of children and youths.
  • Supervises and supports the Education Programme Officer and Youth Care Co-Workers to ensure implementation of holiday and individual youth personal programs, to prevent idleness and monotony.
  • Facilitates cultural and recreational activities to educate the children in local cultures and customs.
  • Supports the MA Child Safeguarding Coordinator on information and other specialized reports on family like care as shall be required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a university degree Social Sciences – Development Studies, Education, Management, HRM, Psychology, social work.
  • Leadership experience at a senior management level preferably within the NGO or public sector.
  • Three years’ experience in any of the following functional areas: Child and/ or Youth care, community Development, human resource management, psychology, education.
  • Must have good physical and mental health
  • Readiness to live within the SOS Children Village.
  • Interest in working with children and youths and willingness to make a long-term commitment.

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, please send your electronic application letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), and photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three traceable referees to the address below